LŌCA represents the residents and home owners at the lakeside community of Lake Ōkāreka.
Lake Ōkāreka is 10 minutes drive from Rotorua and is close to Lake Tikitapu, Rotokakahi and Tarawera. Ōkāreka is popular year round, with beaches accessible by car and boat. Activities include picnics or barbeques, swimming, water skiing, yachting, kayaking, waka ama, and rainbow trout fishing. There are also a number of lakeside and bush walks around the Lake. A strong community spirit features a volunteer Fire Brigade, Tennis Club with 2 new AstroTurf courts, a LandCare conservation group, a Community Hall available for hire (and is home to the Ōkāreka Preschool) and the Ōkāreka Fishing Club has two annual competitions.
The Lake Ōkāreka Community Association (LŌCA) endeavours to promote, conserve, preserve and advance; the interests and welfare of the community at Lake Ōkāreka; the environmental natural features and physical amenities of Lake Ōkāreka; and foster for the public benefit of a harmonious relationship within the community of Lake Ōkāreka.
Membership to LŌCA is $30 per year. Many issues face our lake and lakeside community, with the committee continually responding to Council and Government plans as well as undertaking improvements to local facilities.
Lake Ōkāreka Community Association
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Community Hall Bookings - Email
Horse Trekking Lake Okareka
Rotorua Duck Tours
Rotorua Paddle Board Tours
The Buried Village
Tarawera Landing Cafe
Vi's Tea House
Te Arawa Lakes Programme
Rotorua District Council
Bay of Plenty Regional Council
Department of Conservation
Rotorua Lakes Coast Guard
Lake Ōkāreka Fire Brigade
Lake Ōkāreka Preschool